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't get the help they needed must change." the group iraq and afghanistan veterans of america, which has been advocating for more mental health programs for veterans, called the president's action long overdue. >> while we think this is a positive first step, i think a lot more needs to be done, that the white house really needs to redouble its resolve to addressing this suicide epidemic head on. >> would not try to seek honor, nor was he being a coward. >> reporter: if anyone can be credited with changing the policy it's greg and janet keesling, they have been fighting for the change since 2009. that's the year their son, 25-year-old army specialist chance keesling, killed himself on his second tour in iraq. they say acknowledgement from the president gives them some comfort. >> he was a good soldier. so i think that's the part that i want to know that the country appreciates, that he fought, he did everything he was asked to do. >> reporter: but there are still military families who will not be receiving condolence letters. the policy change does not include suicide or training acciden
with a lot already. he's managing wars and conflict in iraq, afghanistan, and libya. and here's at home -- here at home, he's locked into the battle every on the debt ceiling and adding to the budget. after that, he came directly to hear from voters and their concerns and how they run their daily lives. >> hello, maryland! [ cheering ] >> hello! >> reporter: mr. obama received a warm welcome here at ritchie coliseum, acknowledging that even the president is affected by the heat. >> i see some smart folks up there wore shorts. my team said i should not wear shorts. [ laughter ] my legs aren't good enough to wear shorts. [ laughter ] >> reporter: but then it was down to business as the president talked about the looming financial crisis facing the country. >> the first thing i wake up when i -- think about when i wake up in the morning, the last thing i think about when i go to bed at night. and i won't be satisfied until every american who wants a job can find one, and until workers are getting paychecks that actually pay the bills. >> reporter: then came the questions, ranging from issu
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